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UK Risk Register Details for Neoleucinodes elegantalis

This record was last updated on 18/03/2020

Common Names

  • Small tomato borer

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables
  • Soil/growing medium
  • Passengers

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 16

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
United Kingdom Absent
North America Present
Mexico Present
South America Present
Brazil Present
Argentina Present
Colombia Present
Ecuador Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Paraguay Present
Peru Present
Suriname Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Grenada Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Jamaica Present
Panama Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Lepidoptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Capsicum, Solanum lycopersicum

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Solanum aethiopicum L./Torner
  • Solanum ciliatum Lam.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum palinacanthum Dun.
  • Solanum quitoense Lam.
  • Solanum robustum H.Wendl.
  • Solanum sisymbriifolium Lam.
  • Solanum umbellatum Mill.
  • Solanum viarum Dunal In Dc.
  • Solanum betaceum Cav.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action

General Comments

Occasionally intercepted American moth pest of Solanaceae. Risk is in part mitigated by the prohibition on host plants for planting from country of origin, and there are also measures on import of host fruits.

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